| Background Information
|| Kim Jong-in (김종인)
| Country of Birth:
|| January 6, 1994
|| Longzhu Gaming
| Favorite champions:
| Alternate IDs:
|| wwvwvvwwwwwvwv (NA), Troll Kim, 나진 프레이, 프레이, 난 고래다 , HUYA PraY, GE PraY
| Peak League:
|| Challenger I (KR)
| Social Media and Links
| Team History
Kim "PraY" Jong-in is a South Korean League of Legends player who is currently the AD carry for Longzhu Gaming.
Kim "PraY" Jong-in was picked up by NaJin Sword in May of 2012. He played in his first OGN at Azubu The Champions Summer 2012 when he went by the name Troll Kim. They lost 3-1 to Counter Logic Gaming Europe in the semifinals but beat Azubu Blaze 2-0 in the 3rd place match. The team earned enough circuit points to qualify for the Season 2 Korea Regional Finals where they made it through the whole gauntlet and beat Blaze in the finals 3-2 to qualify for the Season 2 World Championship. They made it to the quarterfinals of Worlds but lost 2-0 to the Taipei Assassins. A month later, Sword attended the 2012 MLG Fall Championship where they made it to the finals but lost 2-1 and 2-0 in two sets to Blaze.
The new season started off with OLYMPUS Champions Winter 2012-2013 where Sword smashed Azubu Frost 3-0 in the finals to win the whole tournament. Next, they flew to China to participate in the GIGABYTE StarsWar League Season 2 where they placed 3rd after losing to Invictus Gaming in the loser's finals. They came back to Korea for OLYMPUS Champions Spring 2013 where they made it to the quarterfinals but lost 3-1 to Azubu Frost. After the tournament, Sword and their sister team, NaJin Shield were renamed to Black Sword and White Shield, respectively. The final OGN of the season was HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013 and unfortunately Sword failed to make it past the group stage. Despite their poor showing at the last OGN, Sword still accrued enough circuit points to automatically qualify for the Season 3 World Championship. Sword played exceptionally well and took eventual champions SK Telecom T1 to a game 5 in the semifinals but ultimately lost the series 3-2.
Sword's first tournament of the season was PANDORA.TV Champions Winter 2013-2014 where a poor showing saw them getting knocked out in the group stage. Their streak of poor OGN performances continued at HOT6iX Champions Spring 2014 and they dropped out of the group stages for a 3rd straight time. PraY left the team on May 16th, 2014.
On November 14th, 2014, PraY joined the newly formed HUYA Tigers together with Smeb, Lee, kurO, and GorillA. The team played in the Champions Spring 2015 Qualifiers along with Incredible Miracle, Prime Clan, and Xenics, where they finished 2-1 and qualified for Champions Spring 2015. The team then renamed to GE Tigers. GE started out unarguably the top team in Korea at SBENU Champions Spring 2015 and earned themselves an invitation to the IEM Season IX World Championship in March. However, after defeating Cloud9 and SK Gaming to win their group, they lost 2-1 to Team WE in the semifinals. This defeat was considered by many casters and analysts to be the biggest upset to date in the entire history of League of Legends competition. They qualified for the finals of the OGN playoffs because of their first place finish in the regular season. Unfortunately, they lost 3-0 to SK Telecom T1 in the finals and placed second. The team renamed to the KOO Tigers prior to the start of SBENU Champions Summer 2015. KOO placed fourth in the regular season and qualified for the playoffs but lost 3-2 in the semifinals to KT Rolster. Because SKT won the finals, KOO still qualified for the 2015 World Championship as the second seed due to circuit points. KOO was placed into a group at worlds with Counter Logic Gaming, Flash Wolves, and paiN Gaming. They placed second, ending with a 4-2 record. They beat KT Rolster 3-1 and Fnatic 3-0 to make it to the finals against SKT. However, they finally fell in the finals with a 3-1 loss.
Soon after Worlds, Koo dropped the team as a sponsor and they renamed to the Tigers. The Tigers played in the 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup but they were upset in the first round 2-0 by SBENU Sonicboom. The Tigers renamed to ROX Tigers in January.
During the 2016 LCK Spring Split, the ROX Tigers dominated domestically in similar fashion to 2015. They finished the regular season with a 16-2 match record, losing only to KT Rolster and Samsung Galaxy. Earning first place in the regular season gave them a bye to the finals of the Spring Playoffs, where they faced SK Telecom T1. ROX entered as the favorites this time, but still lost 3-1, earning themselves second place for the spring split.
- Known for looking like "Dodoria" from Dragon Ball Z.
- Has an aggressive play style.
- Jokingly named as "Prayven", because of his play with Draven. This came from his lackluster play with the champion during HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013. The fans in OGN studio often moan to convince him not to play Draven when he hovers over him in champion select.
- Along with MadLife, participated in and won the All-Star bot lane tournament for Korea.
- Click here for a full list of pentakills.
Current Season Statistics
| LCK 2016 Summer Statistics
- Click here for full 2016 season statistics.
- January 27th, ROX PraY, “With the worst behind us, it’s time to build winning streak” with Inven, English translation by krbnu.
- February 24th, ROX PraY, “SKT T1 and Longzhu Gaming are the big threats” with Inven, English translation by krbnu.
- March 3rd, ROX PraY, “I want to go undefeated in the second round, too” with Inven, English translation by krbnu.
- March 10th, ROX vs Sbenu Sonicboom MVP Interview with Kuro & PraY with OnGameNet, English translation by krbnu.
- March 18th, ROX vs SK Telecom T1 MVP Interview with PraY & Smeb with OnGameNet, English translation by krbnu.
- March 25th, ROX vs Kongdoo Monster MVP Interview with Peanut & PraY with OnGameNet, English translation by krbnu.
- June 3rd, LCK Summer Tigers PraY, “Tough start, but we’re aiming for direct finals qualification again” with Inven, English translation by krbnu. (Original Interview (Korean))
NJBS PraY in Season 3 World Championship
- ↑ 롤챔스 선발전 '다크호스' 탄생, HUYA 타이거즈 창단 (Korean) inven.co.kr
- ↑ Chinese giant YY picks up a Korean team. ongamers.com